US Joint Forces Command is sponsoring next week’s third annual DCGS Worldwide Conference in Virginia Beach, and I’m looking forward to participating on a great panel. If you don’t know much about the world of the “Distributed Common Ground/Surface System,” you can find some slightly dated background information at http://www.globalsecurity.org/intell/systems/dcgs.htm
. DCGS is in many ways all about ISR, or intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance – as well as their integration throughout the defense intelligence enterprise through the network of JIOCs (Joint Intelligence Operations Centers) and elsewhere.
There aren’t a lot of unclassified guides to the DCGS and ISR world for me to point to out on the web as background, although an anti-war group has posted a draft version of Army Intelligence Field Manual (FM) 2-01, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
, which you can read in html format here
The conference’s overall goal is “bringing together program offices, developers, and users to focus on establishing a fully integrated and seamless Enterprise in support of the warfighter.” Quoting more specifically from the conference material, “The conference objectives are to:
- Improve knowledge of DCGS and JIOC capabilities for security, engagement and relief and reconstruction activities
- Increase the utility and value DCGS provides to Irregular Warfare and General Purpose Forces operating independently, and through increasingly lower echelons
- Markedly improve the ability to integrate with U.S. agencies, coalition forces, and other partners across the ISR enterprise
- Inspire new thinking in areas of acquisition of ISR services, DCGS capability metrics, and the rapid delivery of intelligence solutions to the warfighter.”
Moderator: Mr. John A. Marshall
Chief Technology Officer
Joint Transformation Command – Intelligence
United States Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM)
Ms. Michelle Munson
President and Co-Founder, Aspera, Inc.
Mr. Lewis Shepherd
Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Institute
Mr. Robert Gourley
CTO, Crucial Point
Mr. Rudi Ernst
CEO/CTO, Pixia Corporation
Ms. Casey Henson
Dr. Kari Kelton, Ph.D.
Chief System Sciences Officer, NSI, Inc.
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